Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: I hate windows 7

26 Aug 2010   #61
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

ihatewin7 good day to you. Just some little rules I go by. After your clean install and adding MSE and installing updates and so far every thing is working properly Stop. Make a list of programs you need and a list of programs that you want. Start with the NEED first. Take baby steps. Add a program and reboot. Check it out for a while and if everything is still to your liking do another one. Make a restore point. It takes a little longer but you have had your share of problems. If you do install a program that gives your computer problems you will know which one it is. When your done check msconfig/start up and choose which programs you want at bootup. If you and your computer are happy at that time defrag. Lastly give yourself and Windows 7 a little time to get to know each other. Note! A bunch of add ons to any browser has been known to cause problems for many people and can be a security risk.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
26 Aug 2010   #62
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Spot on advice, Layback Bear.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2010   #63
dolittle

windows 7
 
 

Lastly give yourself and Windows 7 a little time to get to know each other.
I have been using 7 sense it was beta. That is the best advice I have heard.
Nice Layback Bear.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

26 Aug 2010   #64
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dolittle View Post
Lastly give yourself and Windows 7 a little time to get to know each other.
That's always a better experience if things are working somewhat like they are supposed to. Unfortunately, if you have a major software or hardware problems, it can make the entire experience miserable.

Looking forward to hearing how this clean install goes. I've been nothing but happy with Win7. I use 64-bit at home and 32-bit at work. Both are very solid, I run things like Paint.net, Office, Trend AV, Firefox, a messenger, Filezilla, vmware player, etc....all on a daily basis and have next to no issues whatsoever.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2010   #65
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

There are only a couple of things that I can not do in 7 that I could do in XP.
Play Scarface - The Game (doesn't work in 7) and using Win 7 64-bit to record/edit/author video (ONLY because some of my software is not supported on 64-bit, regardless of Windows version Xp or 7).

So beyond that, i have not had 7 crash, slow down, stutter, grumble, cry or even whimper about anything I have thrown at it, other than when I do something stupid and cause it to crash.

I agree with everyone else,, you have a Major Messed up Factory install, and probably some not so good/corrupted software.

*********************

Also, others,,, please keep in mind that when XP first came out, people were luck to ahve 128M of ram in thier systems, and XP ran like garbage. Xp didn't start running good till you hit 256M+ and 512M was awesome. Now, you need at least 1G for XP, and no less than 2G for 7, on Win 7, 3G to 4G is definitely what you want.

Anyway, I digress..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Aug 2010   #66
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
I think it's obvious that there is something corrupted in this installation. Trying to fix it only prolongs the agony and frustration. I think the OP should wipe, format and reinstall Win 7, then install any missing drivers, followed by Firefox. At that point, he should STOP and evaluate the performance of the system before continuing to install ANY additional software.
I know I'm late, but make that a +6

That was excellent advice.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Aug 2010   #67
ishmael9100

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
ihatewin7 good day to you. Just some little rules I go by. After your clean install and adding MSE and installing updates and so far every thing is working properly Stop. Make a list of programs you need and a list of programs that you want. Start with the NEED first. Take baby steps. Add a program and reboot. Check it out for a while and if everything is still to your liking do another one. Make a restore point. It takes a little longer but you have had your share of problems. If you do install a program that gives your computer problems you will know which one it is. When your done check msconfig/start up and choose which programs you want at bootup. If you and your computer are happy at that time defrag. Lastly give yourself and Windows 7 a little time to get to know each other. Note! A bunch of add ons to any browser has been known to cause problems for many people and can be a security risk.
+1 for that advice. That was Spot On!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Aug 2010   #68
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

any update from OP , im sure as so many people responded to this thread they would like to know how things have gone.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Aug 2010   #69
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Well I'm back looking to see how things went, maybe tomorrow. Thanks you all for the little pat on the back.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Sep 2010   #70
ihatewin7

Windows Home 64 bit
 
 

Ok so i did reinstall windows. Ditched Firefox and started using Chrome. Much much better. I also ditched Sophos upon recommendations here and started using MSE. So far no freezes. Oh and something new, i forgot completely how to reformat my drive in DOS so I threw in the WIN7 disk to see what happens. And it reinstalls and saves all your old files to a folder called Windows Old. Um wow. So although I backed everything up it wasn't necessary this time round. So happily just dragging the files that I wanted to keep to the new libraries. So that was a win.
I know I've said it before but thank you again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 I hate windows 7




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Most XP users hate Windows 7!!!
Check the comments on this article, very interesting!! Why XP owners won't love Windows 7 - Computerworld Blogs
Chillout Room
Why I Hate Windows 7
My new Windows 7 Ultimate update from Windows XP has made all my directories read only. This includes 2 external hard drives. The files in the folders are NOT read only. I have tried the following fixes but to no avail: a simple updating of the check box in the folder going to the properties...
General Discussion
Starting to HATE Windows 7
Hey guys, I got a problem with Windows 7 that is about to make me go back to XP. I received my Dell Inspiron 1525 with Vista installed and hated Vista. Then I upgraded to Windows 7 and it automatically installed all the drivers and stuff...but I had some problems. First, my webcam microphone...
Drivers
2 Reasons why I HATE Windows 7
If anyone can provide a work around for these please let me know 1.) Class menu is no longer available in windows 7... 2.) you can no longer make a tool bar dock on the right or left side of your screen which is my favorite feature of xp and vista.... Someone please help>?
General Discussion
Really starting to hate windows 7.
Yo! So i recently bought myself my christmas present a brand new computer complete with windows 7 already installed. Got it home opened it works great. Get a new cable internet says its connected but my internet explorer wont work? It's bad enough i made 3 trips about an hour away trying to...
Browsers & Mail


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:56.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App